Rent The Pillow Book (1996)

3.2 of 5 from 89 ratings
2h 2min
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Synopsis:
In Kyoto, Japan, in the 1970's, a calligrapher delicately writes a birthday greeting on his daughter's face. When she grows up, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) remembers the event with much affection and excitement and begins a search for an ideal calligrapher-lover who will use her whole body as his personal paper. After much unfulfilled searching, she meets Jerome (Ewan McGregor), an English translator, who convinces her that she should be the pen and not the paper. She should write on his body and he will deliver her manuscripts, on his skin, to a publisher. However, the plan works too well and jealousy begins to rip through their passionate relationship with dramatic and devastating effect.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Yutaka Honda, , Miwako Kawai, , Chizuru Ohnishi, Shiho Takamatsu, Aki Ishimaru, Hisashi Hidaka, Dehong Chen, , , , Nguyen Duc Nhan
Directors:
Writers:
Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway
Studio:
Cinema Club
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/06/2003
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
Colour

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Ewan McGregor naked - The Pillow Book review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
05/04/2008

If you want to watch a young Ewan McGregor naked - this is the opportunity! It's about calligraphy in this European/Japanese production - paper isn't used, only male skin and much of it. You could get the impression it's only an excuse to show nude men, but maybe I didn't get the idea?! The plot is, however, fascinating but isn't dwelled on.

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